If you are like many, you want to quit smoking, but you question whether it will be overly difficult or if you even have the strength to succeed. With the information provided here, you can take the first steps to quitting. Soon you will be on track to being totally smoke-free!
To become more successful with quitting smoking, try writing the cons and pros of quitting. When you put something in writing, it often has an affect on your entire mental outlook. It can also motivate to forge ahead, and may make quitting less difficult by allowing you to keep your eyes on the prize.
Utilize the delay tactic whenever you feel that you absolutely must have a smoke. Tell yourself that you will wait 10 minutes and then find a way to distract yourself for that time period. Usually, after the 10 minutes have passed, any craving will have gone away. Otherwise, allow yourself another ten minute delay.
Avoid some of the places and behaviors that can lead to smoking cigarettes. As an example, if you used to automatically light a cigarette before you made a phone call, you will need to substitute something else in its place. Find a distraction to keep you occupied.
Eliminate the triggers you associate with smoking cigarettes. For instance, if you tend to smoke while driving or while drinking, it is important to adjust the way you do such things, so that do not automatically prompt you to smoke. Try to find something to take your mind off of the subject.
Just seriously having the desire to quit can be half the battle. What you’ve read here will help you to get on to step two, actually quitting, and through the rest of the steps which will lead you on your journey to becoming nicotine-free. Try these techniques to help you curb the urge to smoke.